Allenby Bridge

   Also known as the King Hussein Bridge, it was named for Sir Edmund Allenby, the British general who commanded the Egyptian Expeditionary Force during World War I. It spans the Jordan River just north of the Dead Sea. It was central to the open bridges policy instituted by Israel after the Six-Day War (1967), whereby Israelis and Jordanians maintained a high level of commercial contact even in the absence of formal peace. According to the Cairo Agreement of May 1994, access to the bridge is now controlled by Jordan on the East Bank and by the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, with Israeli officials maintaining a presence on the Palestinian side for purposes of security. The bridge remains a principal point of contact between Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians.

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